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Population (year 2000): 21,263. Estimated population in July 2005: 23,874 (+12.3% change)
Males: 13,764 (64.7%), Females: 7,499 (35.3%)

Kern County

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Median resident age: 29.3 years
Median household income: $28,997 (year 2000)
Median house value: $81,700 (year 2000)

Wasco, CA residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Wasco:

  • Hispanic (66.7%)
  • Other race (50.5%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (21.6%)
  • Black (10.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.8%)
  • American Indian (1.4%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (3.2%), German (2.6%), English (1.7%), Irish (1.2%).

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Elevation: 325 feet

Land area: 7.6 square miles

Wasco,

For population 25 years and over in Wasco

  • High school or higher: 54.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.1%
  • Unemployed: 21.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wasco city

  • Never married: 20.0%
  • Now married: 63.5%
  • Separated: 4.2%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 3.0%

23.3% Foreign born (22.7% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +8,588 (+67.8%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: CA Bakersfield, (26.9 miles pop. 247,057).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Angeles, CA Los (123.6 miles pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: CA (9.4 miles Shafter, CA (9.7 miles McFarland, CA (13.9 miles Delano, CA (14.5 miles Buttonwillow, CA (17.3 miles Rosedale, CA (20.4 miles Tupman, CA (20.6 miles Earlimart, CA (21.5 miles Richgrove,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 41 buildings, average cost: $68,000
  • 1997: 69 buildings, average cost: $68,200
  • 1998: 89 buildings, average cost: $56,400
  • 1999: 106 buildings, average cost: $56,400
  • 2000: 63 buildings, average cost: $81,600
  • 2001: 65 buildings, average cost: $81,600
  • 2002: 110 buildings, average cost: $88,400
  • 2003: 117 buildings, average cost: $88,400
  • 2004: 150 buildings, average cost: $88,400

Latitude: 35.59 N, Longitude: 119.34 W

Area code: 661


Wasco, California business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (32.4%), Educational,health and social services (15.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -854 (-4.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,883 (42.0%)

Average climate in Wasco, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Wasco,

Birthplace of: Thomas L. Beard.


Hospitals/medical centers near Wasco:
  • DELANO REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 15 miles; DELANO, CA)
  • BAKERSFIELD HEART HOSPITAL (about 25 miles; BAKERSFIELD, CA)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL (about 25 miles; BAKERSFIELD, CA)

Political contributions by individuals in Wasco, CA

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wasco:
  • MEADOWS FIELD (about 24 miles; BAKERSFIELD, CA; ID: BFL)
  • VISALIA MUNI (about 50 miles; VISALIA, CA; ID: VIS)
  • FRESNO YOSEMITE INTERNATIONAL (about 85 miles; FRESNO, CA; ID: FAT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Wasco:
  • WASCO-KERN COUNTY (about 2 miles; WASCO, CA; ID: L19)
  • DELANO MUNI (about 13 miles; DELANO, CA; ID: DLO)
  • SHAFTER-MINTER FIELD (about 13 miles; SHAFTER, CA; ID: MIT)

Amtrak station:
WASCO (700 G ST.). Services: fully wheelchair accessible.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Transit 2 $5,535 $33,210 0 $0
Streets and Highways 2 $11,320 $67,920 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 6 $18,998 $37,996 0 $0
Financial Administration 7 $20,318 $34,830 0 $0
Other Government Administration 11 $27,168 $29,637 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 15 $50,145 $40,116 3 $159
Sewerage 3 $7,530 $30,120 0 $0
Water Supply 4 $12,319 $36,957 0 $0
Totals for Government 50 $153,333 $36,799 3 $159


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wasco:
  • BAKERSFIELD COLLEGE (about 29 miles; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Full-time enrollment: 7,978)
  • CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY-BAKERSFIELD (about 30 miles; BAKERSFIELD, CA; FT enrollment: 5,273)
  • TAFT COLLEGE (about 31 miles; Taft, CA; FT enrollment: 2,801)
  • PORTERVILLE COLLEGE (about 39 miles; PORTERVILLE, CA; FT enrollment: 2,288)
  • COLLEGE OF THE SEQUOIAS (about 50 miles; VISALIA, CA; FT enrollment: 6,295)
  • REEDLEY COLLEGE (about 71 miles; REEDLEY, CA; FT enrollment: 5,344)
  • WEST HILLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 79 miles; COALINGA, CA; FT enrollment: 2,406)
Public high schools in Wasco:
  • WASCO HIGH (Students: 1,348; Location: 1900 7TH ST.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • INDEPENDENCE HIGH (CONT.) (Students: 93; Location: 1445 POSO DR.; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Wasco:
  • PALM AVENUE ELEMENTARY (Students: 1,003; Location: 1017 PALM AVE.; Grades: 04 - 06)
  • JEFFERSON (THOMAS) MIDDLE (Students: 682; Location: 305 GRIFFITH AVE.; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • PRUEITT (JOHN L.) ELEMENTARY (Students: 661; Location: 3501 SEVENTH ST.; Grades: KG - 02)
  • CLEMENS (KARL F.) ELEMENTARY (Students: 644; Location: 523 BROADWAY ST.; Grades: 01 - 03)
  • SEMITROPIC ELEMENTARY (Students: 258; Location: 25300 HWY. 46; Grades: KG - 08)
Private primary/middle schools in Wasco:
  • NORTH KERN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 151; Location: 710 PETERS STREET; Grades: PK - 11)
  • ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST (Students: 83; Location: 929 BROADWAY; Grades: PK - 8)
 

Wasco compared to California state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Wasco:
  • KERI (1180 AM; 50 kW; WASCO-GREENACRES, CA; Owner: KWSO, INC.)
  • KCHJ (1010 AM; 5 kW; DELANO, CA; Owner: ILLINOIS LOTUS CORP.)
  • KNZR (1560 AM; 25 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORP. OF CALIF.)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KWRU (940 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA)
  • KGDP (660 AM; 50 kW; ORCUTT, CA; Owner: RADIO REPRESENTATIVES, INC.)
  • KUZZ (550 AM; 5 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: OWENS ONE COMPANY)
  • KGET (970 AM; 5 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KIRN (670 AM; 35 kW; SIMI VALLEY, CA; Owner: LOTUS OXNARD CORP.)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KAFY (1100 AM; 4 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: KAFY, INC.)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KMAP (1050 AM; 10 kW; FRAZIER PARK, CA; Owner: KMAP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wasco:
  • KIWI (102.9 FM; MCFARLAND, CA; Owner: ILLINOIS LOTUS CORP.)
  • K266AH (101.1 FM; BENA, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KTQX (90.1 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: RADIO BILINGUE, INC.)
  • KGZO (90.9 FM; SHAFTER, CA; Owner: THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMMUNITY EDUCATION, INC.)
  • K293AG (106.5 FM; TAFT, CA; Owner: CENTRO CRISTIANO DE FE, INC.)
  • KZPO (103.3 FM; LINDSAY, CA; Owner: LINDSAY BROADCASTING)
  • KSMJ (97.7 FM; SHAFTER, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF CALIFORNIA)
  • KKBB (99.3 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KMQA (100.5 FM; EAST PORTERVILLE, CA; Owner: MOON BROADCASTING PORTERVILLE L.L.C.)
  • KMYX-FM (92.5 FM; ARVIN, CA; Owner: FARMWORKER EDUC. RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KDUV (88.9 FM; VISALIA, CA; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL B/CASTNG, INC.)
  • KJUG-FM (106.7 FM; TULARE, CA; Owner: WESTCOAST BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K220EY (91.9 FM; PORTERVILLE, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KUFW (90.5 FM; WOODLAKE, CA; Owner: NATIONAL FARM WORKERS SERVICE CENTER)
  • KDFO-FM (98.5 FM; DELANO, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKDJ (105.3 FM; DELANO, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRFR (104.3 FM; SHAFTER, CA; Owner: AMERICAN GENERAL MEDIA OF TEXAS, INC)
  • KAXL (88.3 FM; GREENACRES, CA; Owner: SKYRIDE UNLIMITED, INCORPORATED)
  • KFRB (91.3 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KUZZ-FM (107.9 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: OWENS ONE COMPANY, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Wasco:
  • KTRO-LP (Channel 50; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: ROBERT D. ADELMAN)
  • KPMC-LP (Channel 42; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: GARY M. COCOLA FAMILY TRUST)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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